Traveling by car with my 13-year-old daughter to visit the Southwest's magnificent national parks gave us ample time for listening to the new remix of Let's Talk about Sex (Baby). I would have preferred to listen to public radio, but we made that grand compromise years ago.
The decision to terminate a pregnancy can be complex, it can be simple, or it can just be what is best for the person in that moment. As a doctor and abortion provider, it is my duty to convey why the right to access safe and legal abortion matters.
A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.
A variety of factors contributed to the decline. In Mississippi, which has the second highest teen birth rate in the country
Misinformation may be to blame for some of the unplanned pregnancies in this country. Gloria Malone, a former teen mom, joined
Our little where-will-the-baby-sleep quandary made me think about a much larger and more intractable problem: overpopulation and our family's small contribution to it. There are more than 7 billion people on Earth today, with another 375,000 born every day.
Moves to increase access to preventative services are just common sense, including in the area of contraception.
Rep. Pete Degraaf (R-Mulvane), in response, compared an accidental pregnancy to a flat tire. Now, in addition to forcing
There has been a reported 50-percent increase in vasectomies, and many of the soon-to-be-sterile men are telling their doctors the economy made them do it.
I hope that this important gesture signals the beginning of a new approach and a new path toward finding some real solutions to decrease the number of abortions in this country and around the world.
The call to reduce unintended pregnancies is the right one. What we must focus on now are the means: sex education (not abstinence-only) and universal access to contraceptive services.